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Module 5: Tips for Staying Safe When Working with Clients with Dementia

In Module 5, participants learn to identify the health and safety risks of working with people with dementia; explain factors that contribute to clients with dementia becoming agitated and potentially dangerous to themselves and homecare workers; discuss approaches to make homecare workers as physically safe as they can be when working with clients with dementia; and apply effective techniques to keep clients with dementia calm and manage situations when they become agitated and potentially dangerous.